You have the exact image of the item you’re eyeing to buy and you wanted to search it in Taobao. This article offers you a simple guide on how to easily find the item you are looking for by simply uploading a photo. It’s the coolest thing to try in online shopping! So, how exactly do we search product in Taobao using photo?
With hundreds of millions of product listings in Taobao, it is sure you can find what you are looking for. But the question is, how long will you find it? Let’s cut the lengthy and tiresome process short and make it easier for you.
1. Upload Image
Click the camera icon in search bar and upload the image. Taobao will then list products that look similar in appearance.
2. Filter your Search
Instead of showing “All” items, you can filter results by choosing a category like Male, Female, or Child. In my case, I chose Male.
3. Use Marquee body tool
You may notice that the uploaded image appears on the top left side of the page. You can also search for a particular item found on the image by using the Marquee body tool. For example, aside from the shirt, I also like the jeans. Using the tool will give spotlight to the jeans, thus trimming search results to similar items. Just go to the uploaded image and click “Marquee body“. Then, focus the item using the tool and click OK.
To be more specific, you can further filter search results, as in the example below, where I chose Bottoms. You can find these filters beside the uploaded image, e.g. Coats, Dresses, Bottoms, Bags, Shoes, etc.
Now, I want to search for the shirt again. Just do the same process above. Go to the uploaded image, click Marquee body, focus the upper body and click OK. I also chose Shirt or Coat to limit the search further. With these favorable results, I can now compare prices and choose a seller.
Make sure your location is set to Mainland China to be able to use this feature. Moreover, you can find more products at insanely cheap prices when your location is set to Mainland China rather than using Taobao Global, since most taobao sellers do not have the ability to transact with international customers. You just need to find a reliable Taobao Agent to help you.
Use Chrome to easily translate webpage to your preferred language, as in the example, I use English Language. This cool feature to search product in Taobao using photo is also available in Taobao Mobile App. Try it and enjoy effortless shopping!
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